ASIA PACIFIC TRAVEL'S
NORTH KOREA 2013
TOURS UPDATE as of APRIL, 2013
Please note that due to the present unfavorable geo-political situation on the Korean Peninsula we have decided to suspend all tourism activities, both individual and group, to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea for the balance of 2013.
Although we do not believe, based on our over 40 years of experience with Korea, there will be any major violence on the peninsula, and even less likely that there will be any actions negatively affecting tourists, we cannot in good conscience send tourists to a country where the leader of that country says a "state of war" exists, and that foreign diplomatic personnel should leave for their own safety.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves further over the course of 2013 and beyond and adjust and/or rescind this policy as changing conditions warrant.
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North Korea by the Numbers
CAPITAL: Pyongyang (means "flat land," "plain," or "cozy place")
North Korea: 46,541 sq. mi. / 120,540 sq. km. Rank: 99th in World / 22nd in Asia
South Korea: 38,023 sq. mi. / 98,480 sq. km. Rank: 109th in World / 23rd in Asia
U.S.: 3,717,813 sq. mi. / 9,629,091 sq. km. Rank: 3rd in World
North Korea: 21% Rank: 54th in World / 8th in Asia
South Korea: 17% Rank: 68th in World / 10th in Asia
U.S.: 19% Rank: 61st in World
North Korea: 9,003 ft. / 2,744 m. Rank: 85th in World / 23rd in Asia
South Korea: 6,398 ft. / 1,950 m. Rank: 123rd in World / 26th in Asia
U.S.: 20,322 ft. / 6,194 m. Rank: 15th in World
North Korea: 22,917,177 Rank: 47th in World / 16th in Asia
South Korea: 48,142,000 Rank: 24th in World / 10th in Asia
U.S.: 295,734,134 Rank: 3rd in World
North Korea: 9,600,000 Rank: 45th in World / 19th in Asia
South Korea: 22,920,000 Rank: 20th in World / 11th in Asia
U.S.: 147,400,000 Rank: 3rd in World
North Korea: 99% Rank: 24th in World / 4th in Asia
South Korea: 98% Rank: 53rd in World / 7th in Asia
U.S.: 97% Rank: 62nd in World
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